| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Here's the United States' fiscal predicament in a nutshell: Under current law, the publicly held debt of the federal government will increase by 4.5 percent of gross domestic product over the next decade, to a historically anomalous 78.7 percent of GDP....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:09 AM
Egypt is making its most ambitious push to lure foreign and private investors, hoping to propel growth and provide employment after four years of turmoil that have brutalized the economy since the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Since the financial crisis, corporate America has posted surging earnings and lagging revenue growth. That is not a good thing for the long term. But given the pickup in the U.S. economy, we may be on the brink of a revenue resurgence ��...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a "social safety net" to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Western politicians and pundits should be more careful with their predictions for the Russian economy: Reports of its demise may prove to be premature.
Bashing the Russian economy has lately become a popular pastime. In his State of the Union address...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The economic rebound in the second quarter was stronger than previously estimated, another sign of a recovery gaining momentum after stalling early in the year.
The Commerce Department said Thursday that gross domestic product, the broadest measure of...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:56 AM
The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.
Gen. Raymond Odierno questioned Britain's capability Monday in the Daily Telegraph, saying that...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 4:09 AM
Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.
The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Times' editorial Tuesday about Greek voters rebelling against the austerity measures demanded by international authorities led several readers to liken Greece's budget problems to those closer to home.
"The benefits of a democracy in voting to...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:29 AM
Shanghai has become the first Chinese city to not set a target this year for growth of its gross domestic product as the country continues a major shift toward slower growth and more balanced economic expansion.
GDP figures – at both city and...